Level 5 Diploma in Computing

ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing


9 Months

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The ATHE Level 5 Diploma qualification that provides the core knowledge, understanding and skills to support learners planning to complete their education in computing. It is equivalent to the first year of a degree programme in computing in terms of size and level. Computing is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification.

  • Advanced learner loans are available in the UK.
  • Graded ‘Achieved’ or ‘Not achieved’.
  • Designed with support from universities.
  • Can be delivered in the classroom by distance or by blended learning..

Qualification structures

Learners must complete all the below 10 mandatory units.

  • Cyber Security
  • Web-Based Development
  • Innovative Technologies in Computing
  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Network Design
  • Database Design and Development
  • Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues and Professional Responsibilities in IT
  • Strategic Management Information Systems
  • Managing a Computing Project
  • Computing Research Methods

Entry Criteria

  • Age: 19 +
  • Prior study in computing or related subjects at level 4 or above
  • A level 4 qualification, for example, an ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing
  • Other equivalent international qualification.


  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations.

Career Path

Learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take a Bachelor’s degree course in computing. Learners could also progress directly to employment.

Fees & Funding

Cost Including VAT
The total cost ( Excluding Administration Charge ) is subjected to 20% VAT. International students ( besides EU countries ) will be exempted form VAT.

ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing

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